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#1 Mamabug

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Your 17mo cam crawling up to you with:

- an eraser in her mouth
- a bottle of white-out in one hand AND
- a pair of dividers in the other hand. (You know, the metal thing with two really sharp pointy ends used in geometry and mapping)?

#2 Percoriel

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

That she's already into geometry?

#3 adl

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

God lord... She is going to be a mathematician !!!!!

#4 songshirah

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

I'd take them off her and then review my child safety locks on the stationery drawer.  I wouldn't panic too much, these things happen!

#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

If it were my 15 mth old I'd think 'he's been in the older ones rooms again, I really need to get that lock'  laugh.gif

Child genius?


Edited by lifehacker, 03 February 2013 - 02:37 PM.


#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

Genius!

Littlest bug is a mathematical genius.... albiet with rather over anxious concerns about mistakes.



Then I would be hunting down the slightly larger bug or Mr Bug maker with a stern look on my face and a long boring lecture about 'leaving things where small bugs can find them' on my lips!

#7 ~Supernova~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

I'd think *phew*, it's better than what I usually find in his mouth!

#8 BadCat

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

That she'd been correcting an error in the plans for her time machine?

#9 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

I have a smarty pants money maker! Early retirement....

#10 TopsyTurvy

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

Plotting world domination.

Rather obvious really biggrin.gif

#11 MummaSgettie

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Either two things:

1. She is a genius and I must run out and buy the latest, greatest gifted babies DVD, CD, Book etc.

or

2. My supervision sucks and I should really look at pulling my head out of my a*se.



#12 namie

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hmm, probably I'd have jumped up with a silent 'Sh*t, how the hell did she get them', and then I've have gently removed them and told her we had to pack them away.

Then I'd have attempted redirection to some other super fun toys before going on a rampage to find the person who left them where she could reach them original.gif

#13 Mamabug

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE (MummaSgettie @ 03/02/2013, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2. My supervision sucks and I should really look at pulling my head out of my a*se.

Sigh!  wwhistle.gif

I think it is time for a safety gate across the office door...I have just found a teddy in my desk filing drawer...

#14 MummaSgettie

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 03/02/2013, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sigh!  wwhistle.gif


Was joking...hence option #1  rolleyes.gif

Next time I'll make sure I add a LOL and an appropriate smiley.


Edited by MummaSgettie, 03 February 2013 - 04:17 PM.


#15 Mamabug

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (MummaSgettie @ 03/02/2013, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Was joking...hence option #1  rolleyes.gif

Next time I'll make sure I add a LOL and an appropriate smiley.


Oh, no! You misread my post!! My sigh was at myself as, yup, you nailed it, right there!!! Thus the whistle of ...'oooops'!!!

#16 MummaSgettie

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 03/02/2013, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, no! You misread my post!! My sigh was at myself as, yup, you nailed it, right there!!! Thus the whistle of ...'oooops'!!!

Sorry to snip...long day + misinterpretation = need alcohol obviously!



#17 Mamabug

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

Sounds like a marvellous idea, MummaSgetti! Cheers!

#18 elizabethany

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

That I should spend more time on EB, right next to the stationary drawer.

#19 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

...that an eraser is better in the mouth than a half eaten dried up fish finger, particularly when it has been at least 3 weeks since we've had fish fingers..... ninja.gif wwhistle.gif

#20 Feral_Pooks

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

I would think thank God bubba didn't find the permanent ink Texas.

#21 BadgerBasher

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

"I didn't know we had dividers...and how the hell did she get to the top of the fridge?"

(my tippex is kept on top of the fridge, because we don't have an officey place)

And then we'd have "Ta for mummy! These aren't safe for small girls, sorry baby."

#22 Mamabug

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (elizabethany @ 03/02/2013, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That I should spend more time on EB, right next to the stationary drawer.


Woo-hoo!!! AT LAST a genuine "think of the children" excuse for EB surfing!!!!! eexcite.gif eexcite.gif

#23 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

I cast my vote with the "plotting world domination" view.



#24 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 03/02/2013, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That she'd been correcting an error in the plans for her time machine?

or doomsday device  ph34r.gif

#25 kazlou

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

'far out, this is something definitely not to post on EB - imagine the flamin' I'd get for it, but geez its funny'

biggrin.gif  lol's and all that jaz




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